Articles tagged “china eastern”

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China’s Rapid Airline Growth Is Causing Record Airport Delays

China’s Rapid Airline Growth Is Causing Record Airport Delays

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

China's flight delays are likely the result of growing pains as major Chinese carriers expand their fleets, new airports open and existing airports expand. In many cases, these delay times aren't as long as those for U.S. carriers, for example.

4 years ago

Ctrip to Take Stake in China Eastern Airlines for $463 Million

Ctrip to Take Stake in China Eastern Airlines for $463 Million

Bloomberg

It looks like Ctrip will forge a very preferential relationship with China Eastern now that the online travel agency is investing in the airline so it can finance aircraft purchases. This could also go a long way in straightening out Ctrip-controlled Qunar's frayed relationship with the airline.

4 years ago

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When airlines such as Delta and Etihad opt to make investments in partner airlines around the globe instead of making acquisitions, which can trigger regulatory hassles, the investor carriers are going to be subject to economic turmoil in partners' domestic markets. That just goes with the territory.

4 years ago

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip didn't realize the extent of the problem it would inherit with its acquisition of Qunar given the latter's disputes with China's largest airlines. The direct-booking wars are acute in China, where the government has called on the airlines to sell half of their tickets on their own websites by 2018.

4 years ago

China’s Big Three Airlines Weighed Down By $2.5 Billion Currency Hit

China’s Big Three Airlines Weighed Down By $2.5 Billion Currency Hit

Clement Tan, Bloomberg

China's devaluation of the yuan meant that the Big Three state-owned airlines couldn't take full advantage of falling fuel prices.

4 years ago

Delta’s Investments in Global Airlines Are a New, More Powerful Alliance

Delta’s Investments in Global Airlines Are a New, More Powerful Alliance

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Who needs alliances when you can be a bully in the boardroom?

4 years ago

China’s Low-Cost Carriers Are Remaking the Country’s Aviation Market

China’s Low-Cost Carriers Are Remaking the Country’s Aviation Market

Fang Yan and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters

Low-cost carriers are consistently demonstrating that traditional carriers are locked into traditional ways and that consumers are singularly focused on price, often to the detriment of comfort.

4 years ago

China Eastern Becomes First Chinese Carrier to Launch Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

China Eastern Becomes First Chinese Carrier to Launch Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Wi-Fi suppliers are, quite literally, in a space race to win the Wi-Fi market. New satellites in orbit and due to launch will allocate greater bandwidth, and deliver higher speeds, to meet the needs of airlines and their customers alike. While there is still a way to go before in-flight Wi-Fi is ubiquitous, we’re getting closer every day.

4 years ago

Delta and China Eastern Deepen Relationship and Expand Networks

Delta and China Eastern Deepen Relationship and Expand Networks

Alexandra Ho and Clement Tan, Bloomberg

For an airline that is always in opposition to Gulf carriers, Delta has certainly taking lots of cues from Etihad on how to build a modern alliance.

4 years ago

Delta Continues to Make Alliances Via Investment With China Eastern Stake

Delta Continues to Make Alliances Via Investment With China Eastern Stake

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

With Virgin Atlantic, Gol, and China Eastern, it seems that Delta, like Etihad and Emirates, knows the best alliances come not through codeshares but through significant ownership stakes.

4 years ago

China Eastern’s Stock High Provides a Lift to Travel Brands

China Eastern’s Stock High Provides a Lift to Travel Brands

Belinda Cao and Aleksandra Gjorgievska, Bloomberg

Good news on the always fickle stock front.

4 years ago

The Other Open Skies Debate: U.S. Carriers Jockey for Position in China

The Other Open Skies Debate: U.S. Carriers Jockey for Position in China

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Open Skies agreements also have a good side for U.S. airlines. The side over the Pacific is particularly attractive.

5 years ago